Ronnie Lott is a former American college and professional football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons (1981-95) during which the versatile defensive back earned 10 Pro Bowl invitations at three different positions-cornerback, free safety, and strong safety. In his 10 seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls. Lott played college football for the University of Southern California, and was honored as a consensus All-American. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002, and is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history.
Lott is just as impressive off the field as he was on. He is a venture capitalist who co-founded HRJ Capital, a private equity investment manager, and founded Olympus Capital, a minority-controlled firm. Lott also does much to help his community; he founded All Stars Helping Kids, a nonprofit organization that has helped disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area for 25 years.
Lott is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received a bachelor's degree in public administration.